THE 2400 Course Schedule - Summer Session II - Online Edition (projected)

Unit 1 | Week 1 - Mon, July 9 - Fri, July 13 | Biblical Spirituality

Unit 1.1 | Reading the Bible as a Drama | Biblical Spirituality: Creation and Covenant Theme

READ:

  • THE 2400 Syllabus and Schedule
  • Genesis 1:1 - 4:16, 12:1-3, 19:1-6
  • 2 Samuel 7:1-17

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Unit 1.2 | Biblical Spirituality: Asceticism, Bridal Mysticism, and Mystical Vision Themes

READ:

  • Job 1:1-2:13; 38:1-42:17
  • Song of Solomon 1:1-8:14
  • Isaiah 6:1-13

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Unit 1.3 | Biblical Spirituality: All About Jesus 1

READ:

  • Psalms 13 - 18
  • Matthew 1:1 - 3:17, 4:1 - 5:48, 6:1 - 7:29, 22:1 - 14; 25:1 - 13, 26:1 - 28:20

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Unit 1.4 | Biblical Spirituality: All About Jesus 2

READ:

  • Ephesians 1:1 - 6:24
  • Revelation 1:1 – 20, 11:15 – 12:17, 19:1 – 22:21

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Unit 1.5 | Assessment: Biblical Spirituality

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Unit 2 | Week 2 - Mon, July 16 - Fri, July 20 | Foundations of Christian Mysticism

Unit 2.1 | Foundations of Christian Mysticism

READ:

  • John 4:1-42
  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, Part 1, Chapter 1-2, pgs. 7-34

WATCH:

  • Lecture on Introduction to Christian Mysticism

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Unit 2.2 | Foundations: Approaching the Center of the Christian Mystery

READ:

WATCH:

  • Lecture on Approaching the Center

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Unit 2.3 | Foundations: Human Vocation

READ:

Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, Part 1, Chapter 5, pgs. 76 - 91

WATCH:

  • Lecture on the Human Vocation

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Unit 2.4 | Foundations: Ecclesia (Church)

READ:

  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, Part 2, Chapter 1, pgs. 95-129

LECTURE:

  • Lecture on Church and Spirituality

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Unit 2 | Week 3 - Mon, July 23 - Fri, July 27 | Foundations of Christian Mysticism (continued)

Unit 2.5 | Foundations: Interior Combat and Christian Asceticism

READ:

  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, Part 2, Chapters 2-4, pgs. 130-177

LECTURE:

  • Lecture on Interior Combat and Christian Asceticism

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Unit 2.6 | Foundations: Christian Prayer

READ:

  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, Part 3, Chapter 1-2, pgs. 181-229

LECTURE:

  • Lecture on Christian Prayer

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Unit 2.7 | Foundations: Enstasy - Ecstasy

READ:

  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, Part 3, Chapter 3, pgs. 230-269

LECTURE:

  • Lecture on Christian Enstasy and Ecstasy

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Unit 2.8 | Foundations: Christian Love

READ:

  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, Part 3, Chapter 3, pgs. 270-307

LECTURE:

  • Lecture on Christian Love

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Unit 2.9 | Assessment on Foundations of Christian Mysticism

COMPLETE:

  • Unit 2 EXAM on Foundations of Christian Mysticism
  • Dialogue Challenge 3

Unit 3 | Week 4 - Mon, July 30 - Fri, Aug 3 | Themes in Christian Spirituality

Unit 3.1 | Themes in Christian Spirituality | Pilgrim Spirituality

READ:

  • The Way of a Pilgrim, Foreword, Preface, Chapter 1, Appendix, pgs. 7 - 25, 176 - 194

LECTURE:

  • Introduction to Orthodox Spirituality

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Spirituality Assignment Sheet 12

Unit 3.2 | Pilgrim Spirituality (continued)

READ:

  • The Way of a Pilgrim, Chapter 2 - 3, pgs. 26-62

LECTURE:

  • Pilgrimages and Christian Spirituality

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Spirituality Assignment Sheet 13

Unit 3.3 | Pilgrim Spirituality (continued)

READ:

  • The Way of a Pilgrim, Chapter 4, pgs. 63-94

LECTURE:

  • Lecture on Hesychast Movement

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Spirituality Assignment Sheet 14

Unit 3.4 | Pilgrim Spirituality (continued)

READ:

  • The Way of a Pilgrim, Chapter 5 - 6, pgs. 95-175

LECTURE:

  • Pilgrimages and Christian Spirituality

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Spirituality Assignment Sheet 15

Unit 3 | Week 5 - Mon, Aug 6 - Thu, Aug 9 | Themes in Christian Spirituality

Unit 3.5 | Images, Beauty, and Christian Spirituality

READ:

  • To be announced

LECTURE:

  • Lecture on Icons, Beauty, and Christian Spirituality

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Spirituality Assignment Sheet 16

Unit 3.6 | Music, Beauty, and Christian Spirituality

READ:

  • To be announced

LECTURE:

  • Lecture on Music, Beauty, and Christian Spirituality

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Spirituality Assignment Sheet 17

Unit 3.7 | Pope Francis’ Call of Holiness

READ:

  • Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, online

LECTURE:

  • Lecture on Pope Francis and Christian Spirituality

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Spirituality Assignment Sheet 18

Unit 3.8 | Assessment

COMPLETE:

  • Final Paper
  • Final Exam